How would a water tax actually work and could it?


The Green party have announced their water policy starting with a 10c a litre tax on bottlers. Greens co-leader James Shaw joined the AM Show saying "The National Government have frankly been irresponsible because over the course of nine years they've avoided the question, kicking it down the road with the cute phrase 'nobody owns the water" but Prime Minister Bill English isn't convinced the public will back such a wide-ranging tax.